Lieutenant Lissette Quintero

Sheriff Rick Ramsay promoted three members to command staff positions in the Lower Keys this week.

Lt. David Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain over District 1, which covers the Lower Keys from the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West.

Joining Smith was newly promoted Lieutenant Lissette Quintero, who will serve as second in command for District 1.

District 1 Lt. Tom Walker was promoted to captain before his retirement at the end of October.

“I’m excited to announce these promotions as both Capt. Smith and Lt. Quintero have shown their commitment to this community and this agency,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “I would like to thank Capt. Walker and wish him well in his retirement following his 19 years of service to the people of Monroe County.”

Captain Tom Walker

Smith has served as a Criminal Investigations Unit sergeant, Narcotics K9, Key West International Airport lieutenant, Accreditation and Internal Affairs lieutenant, training lieutenant, and commander of school resource officers among other responsibilities.

Quintero has served as a road patrol sergeant, Criminal Investigations Unit sergeant, Major Crimes Unit detective, Internal Affairs investigator, Crisis Negotiations team leader, and Threat Management team leader among other responsibilities.

Walker has served as road patrol sergeant, Criminal Investigations Unit sergeant, Internal Affairs sergeant, and District 1 lieutenant among other responsibilities.

Captain David Smith

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